Everyone loves a good hair day. We washed, conditioned and styled our way through these new hair and scalp care products that will upgrade your hair routine. From leave-in hair treatments that protect and repair to a dry shampoo to revive two-day-old hair, and new shampoos for different hair and scalp concerns, here’s what you should snap up for healthy, lustrous and manageable hair.
Hair masks and treatments
Enriched with hydrolysed keratin to tame frizz, silk amino acids to protect against external damages and seal in moisture, coconut oil to condition and gold for shine, hair is smooth, soft and tangle-free with this leave-in treatment. Also works well as a primer before heat-styling that gets curls bouncier and straight hair sleeker too.
Available from Ksisters.sg
An upgrade of your favourite hair serum, it now comes with a new “golden ratio” mix, including the use of a premium Golden Moroccan argan oil, to deliver even faster results. Hair is softer, smoother and more radiant. Plus, its new bottle also boasts 10ml more product, so your precious serum lasts even longer.
Keep hair healthy with this nourishing hair mask. Formulated with a unique amino acid complex that contains 11 different amino acids to restore hair’s lost proteins, it replenishes and repairs damaged hair, leaving it softer, smoother and more manageable over time.
Available exclusively at Guardian and guardian.com.sg
A scalp-care treatment, it uses a blend of active ingredients like adenosine and botanical extracts like sophora angustifolia root (a type of plant often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine) and carrot, to keep the scalp and hair healthy. Just apply to the scalp and massage in.
Available at Shiseido Professional partner salons. For more details, visit www.shiseido-professional.com/en/salon-locator
Infused with 15 different natural oil extracts, including macadamia, jojoba seed, olive fruit and lavender, it nourishes and hydrates the hair, leaving it frizz-free, smooth and shiny. Choose from three scents – Ylang Ylang, Baby Powder and White Musk.
Available exclusively at Guardian and Guardian.com.sg
Restore and rebuild dry and damaged locks with this leave-in oil-based treatment that contains linoleic acid, biotin (a vitamin B derivative that is good for hair health) and sea kelp extract. Apply a few drops (depending on your hair thickness and length) to damp hair and style as usual. Leaves hair smooth and shiny, and never greasy.
Available at these hair salons: Shunji Matsuo, Kim Robinson, Shunji Matsuo, Chez Vous: Hideaway Salon and Evolve.
Shampoos and conditioners
Inspired by beach vacays, this haircare duo is infused with a hydrating blend of sea kelp, sea salt and aloe extract that not only moisturises parched hair but also gives giving strands a volume boost for that perfect tousled beach ‘do. If you can’t head to your beach paradise, we’ll bring the salty sea air to you.
Available at Guardian, Watsons, and official Johnson & Johnson store on Lazada.sg
The new and improved formula contains salicylic acid to effectively remove impurities and dead skin cells that can clog the hair follicles. Together with the brand’s patented P1P, dexpanthenol and a blend of herbal extracts – Damask rose, fermented soybean and white willow bark, it protects and soothes for a healthier scalp and stronger tresses.
Available at Ksisters.sg
For beautifully defined and bouncy curls and waves. This haircare duo uses a French white truffle complex that’s rich in amino acids to help strengthen the hair and boost keratin to restore its elasticity. When used together, the pair helps repair damaged and permed hair, prevents split ends and enhances your curls and waves.
Great for dry, brittle, dull and unmanageable tresses, this conditioner range is infused with a Hydra Collagen Complex to repair damage and replenish moisture. The Power Shine conditioner contains a Collagen Filler and Super Shine Complex that gets hair smooth and shiny, while the Damage Rescue conditioner is suitable for bleached and dyed hair with its Collagen Filler and Nourishing Complex.
Available at Watsons, Fairprice, Giant, Sheng Siong and watsons.com.sg
The range has been upgraded and the formula now includes seven times more ginseng actives, extracted from the entire ginseng plant, to keep hair healthy and strong. The new addition is this shampoo designed for sensitive scalps. The Hair Loss Care Shampoo Sensitive soothes the scalp while minimising irritation to prevent any further damage.
While purple haircare products are often used to keep blonde hair from turning brassy, this duo is suitable for all coloured hair. Infused with a concentrated dose of purple dye and hibiscus extract, it neutralises unwanted brassiness and dullness while refreshing your hair colour at the same time. Plus, it’s sulfate- and paraben-free, and also free of harsh salts so it won’t strip or dull the hair.
Available at Guardian, Watsons, Fairprice stores and fairprice.com.sg
Uses six botanical ingredients, including cold-pressed organic rosehip oil, orchid and eucalyptus to restore balance to the scalp and hydrate the hair while gently yet effectively deep cleansing the scalp of impurities. Its calming botanical herbal fragrance is also great to relax the senses after a busy day. Ideal for frizzy hair and oily scalps prone to dandruff.
Available at selected Watsons and Fairprice stores, and via watsons.com.sg
Finally, a dry shampoo that works for our waves and soft curls. It uses a special molecule called zeolite, which are molecules formed when lava meets water, that are able to trap dirt, grime and grease. To use: lightly spritz over two-day-old hair, then brush to revive lifeless waves. Hair looks and smells fresher and cleaner instantly. Plus, the tropical scent reminds us of beach vacays we sorely miss.
Available at Watsons stores and watsons.com.sg
Enriched with sweet almond oil and rich in omega-6 and -9 fatty acids, this hydrating shampoo nourishes dry and frizzy tresses so that hair is soft, shiny and manageable after each wash.
Available at L’Occitane stores and sg.loccitane.com
Suitable for oilier scalps to keep them clean in the heat and humidity. The use of sea salt gently cleanses and exfoliates the scalp yet doesn’t strip it of its natural moisture. The shampoo also helps prevent clogged hair follicles that can result from a greasy scalp, which can result in increased hair fall and eventually, hair loss.
Made with natural colorants and essential oils, these handcrafted solid shampoos are not only gentle on the hair, but on your scalp too. Comes in three different types to suit different hair concerns – My Little Posy for dry hair, Clari-tea for dandruff and oily scalp control, and Tea-riffic to encourage hair growth and shine.
Available at rdytoglow.com
Infused with botanical extracts of neem, rosemary and quince, together with protein-rich chickpea, the Hair Shampoo gently cleanses hair while ensuring that it remains soft and manageable, and is suitable for all hair types, even freshly dyed locks. Finish with the silicone-free Hair Conditioner that gives hair a dose of shine with neem, coco and cider vinegar, yet doesn’t weigh it down.
Available at #01-03 The Star Vista, #B1-74 Parkway Parade, Metro Paragon and Drhauschka.sg
Hair styling products
A clever hairdryer that not only dries hair faster (20 per cent faster via its Fast Mode), but cares (via its Gentle Mode) for it too? The new Philips Hair Dryer Prestige features an intelligent microprocessor that scans the hair and adjusts its temperature up to 4,000 times per session to ensure that hair dries fast yet doesn’t get more damaged from overheating, or lose its natural moisture. It also releases more ions to keep hair shiny, smooth and frizz-free.
Available at philips.com.sg and authorised Philips retailers.
Level up your haircare routine with this two-in-one scalp exfoliator and massager. The secret lies in the brush’s flexible teeth in two different lengths – the longer teeth help exfoliate the scalp while the shorter teeth work on pressure points to stimulate blood circulation for healthier scalp and hair. Besides a good scalp massage, this brush can even help to reduce flakes and product build-up too, and it’s perfectly fine to use it during shampoo or on dry hair.
Choose from five colours – pink, black, ocean blue, mint green and lavender.
Available at Watsons, Sephora and Sephora.sg
Get that lustrous, fuller hair that you’ve always wanted with this vegan volumising spray. It contains mineral-rich Himalayan salt to give hair that extra oomph, along with melon oil to moisturise and protect against external environmental aggressors.
Available exclusively at Powella.com.sg
A lightweight mist that delivers 11 benefits to your hair, from heat protection against styling tools and taming frizz and fly-aways to preventing split ends and breakage, and even UV protection. Uses organic argan oil together with three types of keratin to keep hair soft, smooth and manageable. If you’ve been outdoors, the mist is also great for refreshing and scenting the hair.